Application Architect Manager




Lisbon, Portugal


Position summary

Role overview

As a Mgr, Application Architect, you will translate client needs and challenges into solutions, support envisioning, architectural assessments, technology choice, and estimates.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Design cloud-based solutions 

  • Design cloud architecture and complete plans and specifications to develop solutions  

  • Collaborate with product managers and engineers to develop specifications for new cloud-based products/services, applications and solutions 

  • Drive the roll-out of cloud management platforms, evaluate its performance and implements enhancements 

  • Designs and develops IT architecture (integrated process, applications, data and technology) solutions to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards

  • Develops specifications for new products/services, applications and service offerings 

  • Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies 

  • Provide the work’s technical scope, defining and driving the best solution to meet the technical performance, scalability, flexibility, operations and capability needs of your client 

  • Oversee and manage a cross-functional development team that designs, develops, and enhances software assets that meet or exceed internal and external (client) expectations, in line with product functionality, cost and delivery schedules 

  • Coach, mentor, and motivate team members to influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

  • Apply knowledge to create an environment that fosters accountability, quality, commitment, growth and innovation and support the sales process as needed

  • Recommend changes in development, maintenance and system standards. 

  • Own product line engineering responsibility within a business unit: Own, manage, and communicate engineering metrics; has responsibilities across geographies; manages the cost of engineering across portfolios and capabilities; articulates the quality of the software and what quality improvement measures are in place; measure of responsibility for client satisfaction of the products, and responsible for cost of implementation.

Key Role Skill & Capability

  • Develop and enrich the product portfolio of value-added services

  • Performs technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications 

  • Advanced skills in developing client-based and/or web-based software solutions

  • Experience with specific technologies as specified by hiring manager 

  • Up-to-date knowledge of Microsoft products

  • Ability to gain an understanding of customer process and issues, and communicate them back

  • Ability to work in teams and individually when needed

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working with global teams on projects

  • Experience working with offshore teams to facilitate project work

  • Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form

  • Advanced skills and experience in application lifecycle management, agile development methods and software planning.

Preferred Years of Work Experience:

You likely have 7+ years of prior related work experience, preferably in a technology or consulting environment.

What we offer you

Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee share purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay.

Why you should apply for a job to Avanade:

  • 4.5/5 in supportive management

  • 73% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 82% would recommend this company to other women

  • 86% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • STEM Scholarship programs with nine Universities worldwide investing in the future of young women.

  • Five Employee Resource Groups including women's, LGBT+, and Veterans to name a few.

  • World-class training including an average of 80 hours a year for employees to develop their skill set.